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Nicole Leach, Ph.D.

Nicole Leach

Assistant Professor
Email: Dr. Leach
Telephone: (662) 325-3426


Education

  • Spelman College, B.A., 2009, Psychology and Women’s Studies
  • The Ohio State University, M.A., 2012, Educational Psychology
  • The Ohio State University, Ph.D, 2014, Educational Psychology

Research Interests

  • Educational Motivations in Adolescents
  • School Community
  • Humanistic School Culture
  • Motivation and Worker Cooperatives

Areas of Teaching

  • Psychology of Adolescence
  • Qualitative Data Collection

Selected Presentations

  • Leach, N. (2013, April). Humanistic school culture and 21st century skills. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Workman, C., Okonkwo, C., Hamilton, R., Leach., N., & Gallant, D. (2013, April) Navigating the educational landscape: Parental perceptions of support systems in a STEM-based alternative school. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Leach, N., Marietta-Brown, A., & Anderman, L.H. (2011, August). The role of peer relationships in creating a culture of academic cheating. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Yough, M., Li, J., & Leach, N. (2011, April). Sense of school belonging and the English Language learner. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Leach, N. & Anderman, E. M. (2010, August). Beyond gay and straight: Predicting youth sexual orientation. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Personal Interests

  • Cultural/art events/theater
  • Shopping
  • Travel